Jewish Ottawa

Jewish Federation of Ottawa

The central hub of the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa aims to create a strong and vibrant Jewish community in Ottawa. Visit the website for all your Jewish Ottawa information needs from a community calendar of events to programs and resources. See the  Jewish Life section for a breakdown of helpful links. Hillel Ottawa is a proud program and agency of the Federation and our relationship gives us access to expert advice, special opportunities, and operational support.

Contact the Jewish Federation of Ottawa at (613)-798-4696 and visit them on Facebook and Instagram.


Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC)

The Soloway Jewish Community Centre is an excellent sports and recreation facility with a well-equipped gym, fitness centre and indoor saltwater pool and outdoor pool. As an athletic facility it offers daily fitness classes, drop-in sports, and organized men’s and women’s sports leagues. As a community centre, it hosts various social and cultural activities and programs for the whole community. It also houses a great kosher restaurant, the United Kosher Deli.

Contact the JCC at (613) 798-9818.

Kosher Food

Looking for Kosher food in Ottawa? The place to start is the Ottawa Vaad HaKashrut and Choose Ottawa's comprehensive list.

Here are other popular choices:
A Dashing Pinch Village Café: Located in the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, A Dashing Pinch is a social enterprise focusing on diverse employment and inclusion. Catering and curbside pickup. Sushi, pizza, Shabbat meals and rotating daily specials. (OVH) Find them on Facebook 

Loblaws at College Square grocery store (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road, Ottawa) has the largest selection of kosher food in Ottawa. It includes meat, deli, groceries, dairy, baked goods, and holiday foods, open 24 hours. Tel: 613-723-3200.

Kettleman's Bagel (1365 Woodroffe Avenue i.e. College Square) serves up fresh Montreal-style bagels Tel: 613-422-6624,


Praying in Ottawa

Ottawa is home to many congregations; of varying levels of observance and engagement, we’re sure you’ll like at least one of them!  Email to inquire as to which congregation meets your spiritual needs or visit here for a list.


Choose Ottawa

A website hub for info for those new to the city. Visit here for various info on Jewish life in Ottawa:



and the Beth Shalom Legacy Fund